The space race was the ultimate demonstration of US prowess. There was more to it than winning, though.
From the beaches of Florida and department store TVs to mission control and Parisian living rooms, everyone witnessed the mission's launch and landing.
The frequent WIRED contributor has been captivated by space since he was a kid. Now he's documenting NASA's freshly retro-furbished mission control.
Photojournalist Cengiz Yar covered the Battle of Mosul, where ISIS made its final stand in Iraq, then returned to document the clean-up operations.
These two missions fundamentally changed our understanding of the solar system. See how in this entrancing photo gallery.
With model cars, real-life backgrounds, and some deft Photoshop, photographer Matthew Porter conjures the visual excitement of classic car-chase cinema.
In 2016, Alpine Tech started a digital currency mining operation in Gondo, on the Italian border. Photographer Claudio Cerasoli documented their efforts.
Plus: How a comet strike on Jupiter sparked a planetary defense movement on Earth.
Photographer Amir Zaki finds sculptural beauty in the concrete playgrounds of southern California.
Plus, photobombing asteroids, rainbow galaxies, and more.
Alana Paterson documents the young female hockey players defying gender expectations.
Canadian photographer Vladimir Antaki captures proprietors in the midst of their life's work, documenting what he calls "urban temples."
Plus, burps of hot plasma and sticky galaxy gas.
A rose is a rose is a rose—just not to the English.
"Liquid light painter" Denis Smith invented his own LED tools to shoot these photographs.
Plus: gamma rays, InSight’s claw, and the Milky Way’s chill black hole.
What happens to a freak of nature after it gets internet famous?
Austrian photographer Gregor Kallina documents Kiruna, an Arctic city in the process of relocation.
As China's middle class grows, cruise companies are seeing dollar signs.
No matter how much we explore space, we’re only scratching the surface.
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